“The Vignelli Canon” was a very interesting read. I have never really known much about graphic design. I always thought it was just someone putting pencil to paper. Whenever I thought of graphic design, I just thought of animators at Disney World or something. I did not realize that there was so much more to it. To be able to do this all before the internet has to mean that you were immensely talented.
He talks a lot about his passion for graphic design, typography, and etc. He mentions how he felt every time he learned something new. He also mentions every little component that goes into this. For instance, I did not realize that paper size mattered. Thinking about it now, it makes perfect sense, but that is not the first thing that pops up in my mind.
I’m not going to lie, reading this made me understand different aspects of graphic design but I still didn’t know the definition. So I googled it, and this site cleared it up for me. One thing that I also thought was interesting was that he split up his book between “intangibles” and “tangibles.” That is also something you don’t think about. You would think it would be all tangible!
I think that my favorite part was the conclusion. He made his love for graphic design sound so blissful and beautiful